Identify and eliminate bad operator habits with driver scorecards
You probably have that one guy on your lot that you can always count on. Let’s call him Jim. Jim is a professional. He always pays attention to what he’s doing, he’s safe and courteous, and he can wrangle even the most complicated pieces of equipment as easily as you might drive a golf cart. If you had a staff full of Jims, you wouldn’t have to worry about how your employees drive — you could be confident they were always responsible operators.
But you don’t only have one Jim, plus a Maria, and a Don, and a dozen other operators, who may or may not be responsible at the controls or behind the wheel. But what can you do? Unless you or someone else sees the reckless behavior, you might not find out until it’s too late and an accident has already happened.
Now there’s a better way
Track’s Driver Scorecards help you can keep track of how your fleet is being operated, spot potential problems or repeat offenders, and encourage better driver behaviors. And that means improved overall safety, reduced fuel burn caused by aggressive driving, and protection of your company’s image.
How scorecards work
Track gathers objective data about every equipped machine every time it’s turned on. Including data on engine status, location, and other non-driver-specific information, it also tracks and records things like:
- Hard braking
- Sharp turns
- Idle time
This information, in turn, shows you who’s operating safely and who is being reckless. From there, you can take steps to reward good drivers and correct poor ones. Additionally, since your operators will know they’re being monitored, they’ll be more aware of how they’re driving and less likely to engage in risky behavior in the first place.
How to use Driver Scorecards in Track:
With Track, it’s incredibly easy to keep tabs on how everything in your fleet is being operated. Here’s how:
- After logging in to Track, click on “Reports” in the left navigation.
- Click on “View” under “Driver Scorecard Report.” You’ll see a list of each asset in your fleet with assigned grades on idle time, speed, aggressiveness and impact, plus an overall grade. You can also see total time utilized and total distance driven.
- To view a specific asset, type the asset name into the search bar at the top.
- If you want to see information for a certain date range, adjust the start and end dates for the report under the search bar.
- You can export this report to CSV or print it using the icons at the top of the screen.
You can also get an overall view of your entire fleet’s speeding and idling history under the “Dashboard” tab.
For up-to-the-minute reports on aggressive behavior, use the activity feed on “Dashboard.” Using the icons at the top right of that section, you can sort by idling, speeding, aggressive driving, impact, geofencing, time fencing or tracker alerts.
You can also get alerts when you’re not in the app by clicking on “Company” in the left navigation, selecting your user profile and choosing email and/or SMS alerts.